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Eligibility - FSWP(Express Entry)
Six selection factors

Following six selection factor points are used by the IRCC to assess your eligibility for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (EE)
The assigned an overall score of these six selection factors are   100. If you score 67 points or higher, you may qualify for the Federal Skilled Worker Program.
If you score lower than 67 points, you won’t qualify for the program.

Language skills (maximum 28 points)

If you are fluent in one or both of Canada’s official languages (English and French) it will be much easier to integrate in the Canadian society and to find a job.
You can earn up to 28 points for your English and French language skills. These points are awarded on your ability to:
  • write
  • read
  • listen
  • speak
Language testing
Take an approved language test to prove your language levels.
English or French levels, are measured by:
and
Minimum level of CLB 7 or NCLC 7 for 1 official language in all 4 language areas, is a requirement To get points for the second official language, you must meet the minimum level of CLB 5 or NCLC 5 in all 4 language areas.
Once you take the language test, you will know exactly how many points we’ll give you for the language selection factor.

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Calculate your language points

First official language (maximum 24 points)
Check the table below and add the points that match your skill level:
Points
First official language
Speaking
Listening
Reading
Writing
 
CLB level 9 or higher
6
6
6
6
 
CLB level 8
5
5
5
5
 
CLB level 7
4
4
4
4
 
Below CLB level 7
Not eligible to apply
Not eligible to apply
Not eligible to apply
Not eligible to apply
 
Second official language (maximum 4 points)
You can get 4 points only if you have a score of at least CLB 5 in each of the 4 language abilities.
Second official language
Points
At least CLB 5 in all of the 4 abilities
4
CLB 4 or less in any of the 4 abilities
0
Find out more about language testing and how to get tested.
 

Education (maximum 25 points)

If you studies in Canada, you must have a certificate, diploma or degree from a Canadian:
  • secondary institution (high school) or
  • post-secondary institution
If you have foreign education, you must have:
You must include your Canadian credential or your foreign credential and Educational Credential Assessment report when you apply.

EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS

Work experience (maximum 15 points)

Work experience (maximum 15 points)
You can get points for the number of years you’ve spent doing full-time paid work (at least 30 hours per week, or an equal amount of part-time [15 hours per week for 24 months]) at skill type and skill levels as per National Occupational Classification 2021
To get selection factor points, your work experience will count if it was:
  • in Canada or abroad
  • while you were studying
  • while being self-employed

Experience

Maximum 15 points

1 year

                      9

2-3 years

                    11

4-5 years

                    13

6 or more years

                    15

Age (maximum 12 points)

You’ll get points based on your age on the day we get your application.
Age
Points
Under 18
0
18-35
12
36
11
37
10
38
9
39
8
40
7
41
6
42
5
43
4
44
3
45
2
46
1
47 and older

0

Arranged employment in Canada (maximum 10 points)

You can get points if you have a job offer of at least 1 year from a Canadian employer. You must get the job offer before you apply to come to Canada as a Federal Skilled Worker.
valid job offer has to be:
  • for continuous, paid, full-time work (minimum of 30 hours/week) that is:
    • not seasonal
    • for at least 1 year
  • in an occupation listed as TEER 0, 1, 2 or 3 of the NOC.
We must be convinced that:
  • you’re able to do the job offered to you
  • you’ll be able to become licensed or certified when in Canada (if the occupation is regulated in Canada)

Adaptability (maximum 10 points)

You and your spouse or common-law partner who will immigrate with you to Canada can earn points for adaptability.
You and your spouse can earn a maximum of 10 points by combining any of the elements below. These elements assess how well you and your spouse are likely to settle in Canada.
Your spouse or partner’s language level
Your spouse or common-law partner has a language level in either English or French at CLB 4 level 
or higher in all 4 language abilities (speaking, listening, reading and writing).
To get these points, you must submit your spouse or common-law partner’s test results from an approved agency when you apply.
 The language tests are valid for 2 years after the date of the test result. They must be valid on the day you apply for permanent residence.
Your past studies in Canada
You completed at least 2 academic years of full-time study (in a program at least 2 years long) at a secondary or post-secondary school in Canada.
Full-time study means at least 15 hours of classes per week. You must have stayed in good academic standing (as set out by the school) during that time.
Your spouse or partner’s past studies in Canada
Your spouse or common-law partner completed at least 2 academic years of full-time study (in a program at least 2 years long) at a secondary or post-secondary school in Canada.
Full-time study means at least 15 hours of classes per week, and your spouse or partner must have stayed in good academic standing (as set out by the school) during that time.
Your past work in Canada
You did at least 1 year of full-time work in Canada:
1.       In a job listed in Skill Type 0 or Skill Levels A or B of the National Occupational Classification (NOC).
2.      And, with a valid work permit, or while authorized to work in Canada.
Your spouse or common-law partner’s past work in Canada
Your spouse or partner did at least 1 year of full-time work in Canada on a valid work permit or while authorized to work in Canada.
Arranged employment in Canada
You earned points for having arranged employment.
Relatives in Canada
You, or your spouse or common-law partner, have a relative who is:
  • living in Canada
  • 18 years or older and
  • a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
This relative must be a:
  • parent
  • grandparent
  • child
  • grandchild
  • your or your spouse’s sibling (child of your or your spouse’s parent)
  • your or your spouse’s aunt or uncle (by blood or marriage)
  • your or your spouse’s niece or nephew (grandchild of your or your spouse’s parent)
If you meet these requirements, you can submit a profile to the Express Entry pool. Once you’re in the Express Entry pool,  a  different system (CRS Comprehensive Ranking System) is used to rank your profile.